Wojciech Bętkowski

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Wojciech Bętkowski

Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Wojciech Jacek Bętkowski

Date: 1991

Town: Lubin

Country: Poland

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-152, identification no. MKiS KIL-152

Provenance: bought at an auction in Poznań on 13 May 1991

Description: maker’s individual model patterned after Stradivari; two-piece belly from spruce with wide, even graining, two-piece back from flame maple; varnish in golden-brown shades

Inscriptions: handwritten label in a frame, reading: WOJCIECH BĘTKOWSKI / LUBIN 1991

Measurements: body length 358 mm, upper bout 167 mm, middle bout 108 mm, lower bout 208 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

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